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Modern day Cri-Cri replacement

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Patrick Fournier
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#1 Posted: 12/6/2009 16:45:12

OK, maybe not so modern - but I remember seeing a composite twin (pusher setup mounted just behind the pilot) cri-cri type plane way back like late 80's-early 90's.  I thought it was called the Alpha 2000.  Does any one know what I'm talking about?  My father vaguely remembers.    Also wasn't there a kit called the Omega or alpha-omega (tandem)?



Paul Sebern
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#2 Posted: 12/10/2009 23:36:29

Hi Patrick,

 

The only twin pusher I remember was a lot earlier.  In the early 70's I almost started building an Aerosport Rail.  It was an all aluminum totally open (breezy) low wing with two hirth 2-cycle engines on pylons.  It would have been a fun way to build multiengine time but not very practical.  I think it was written up in Mechanix Ilusstrated and maybe Sport Aviation.



Yves Leblicq
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#3 Posted: 12/11/2009 02:56:27

Hello , just red your blog, I had a project couple of years ago with the VELOCITY kit makers in Florida to produce a twin Velocity.

             (Twin Canard pusher)

            A fuselage was prepared, then the major storm took the hangar apart etc and project was left pending

            I have a picture of a mokeup of what it would look like if you are interested

            Perhaps we could talk more if you are interested to revive this project.

 

            Yves



Patrick Fournier
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#4 Posted: 12/11/2009 10:16:30 Modified: 12/11/2009 12:14:29

Yves, I do like the idea of the twin canard - Didnt a guy named Shaw (Europa designer?) make a twin EZ.   I would love to revive a project like this, but I have to be honest with myself, I just don't have the time.  My question is more for information, with perhaps a chance and doing something in the future for a personal flyer.

 

Paul, as for the early 70's design - I'm pretty sure the design I'm thinking about came after and it was a composite plane.  It might have been only a mockup.  It was a standard low wing design with just two short pylons aft of the pilot holding the two small motors in a v-shape.  The nose almost had a vk-30 look.  I'll keep looking (or dreamin')

 



David Deweese
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#5 Posted: 12/12/2009 23:01:26

Your post made me think of the "Master X" on the Falconar Avia site: http://www.falconaravia.com/

Most of their designs are wood, not composite, though it looks like the design could be set up as a twin pusher.



Jerry Self
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#6 Posted: 12/13/2009 16:21:28
Jerry in NC